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Michigan to mail absentee ballot applications to all voters

The secretary of state is seeking to avoid large gatherings at polling locations in August and November.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Tuesday that her office will mail absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in the state ahead of elections in August and November.

The move is intended to lessen potential gatherings at polling locations on upcoming election days.

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“By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” Benson said in a news release.

About 1.3 million of Michigan’s 7.7 million registered voters are already signed up to receive absentee ballot applications for every election, according to an article in Bridge Magazine.

Voters will still have to fill out the application and submit it to their local clerk in order to receive an absentee ballot.

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